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Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame has the world at his feet. Can he learn from Lauren Bacall and take control of his destiny?

By Mark Cousins   January 2010

Too much slo-mo: Stewart and Pattinson in New Moon

Dear Robert Pattinson

I just saw The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second film adapted from US author Stephenie Meyer’s quartet, which seems to be on every teenage girl’s bookshelf. In these movies, your role is the 108-year-old vampire love object of the 18-year-old Bella, played by Kristen Stewart. The passionate intensity of the series’ young fanbase has raised a deafening media storm, placing you somewhere near the centre of popular culture in the western world at the moment. You’ll have no time to read this letter from there, of…

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